About Us

The MLMA was founded in 1995 by a group of Masonic librarians and museum directors to share their common experiences, interests and ideas. MLMA is an international organization of members who are Masonic library and museum professionals and volunteers, sharing a love of Masonic materials, research, libraries, and museums.

The mission of the Masonic Library and Museum Association is to assist and support, through education, facilitation of communication, coordination of effort, and other means, those individuals charged with the collection, management, and preservation of the Masonic heritage.

We maintain this website to keep its members informed on topics of interest pertaining to the administration and enhancement of libraries and museums.  The site will also serve as a membership directory, and as a reference for the study of Freemasonry.

The MLMA will be happy to provide links on this web site to any MLMA member.  All you have to do is request the link, by sending an e-mail to the webmaster.

Join Us

If you are interested in Masonic libraries, Masonic museums, Masonic research, or any other aspect of Freemasonry that involves reading and learning, we would be happy to have you join us. Please see here for our membership application and dues structure. [coming soon]

Note: Membership in the Masonic fraternity is not a requirement for MLMA membership, and membership in MLMA does not mean that one has a Masonic connection.If you have questions about the MLMA that are not answered by the information on this and “linked” pages, please feel free to send an email message to webmaster